National Services Te Paerangi

Providing help to museums, galleries, and iwi.

We give practical and strategic help to:

  • museum staff and volunteers
  • gallery staff and volunteers
  • iwiiwi tribes.

We work collaboratively with people all around New Zealand to strengthen the museum sector.

Our mission

Our mission is to work throughout Aotearoa New Zealand in partnership with museums, galleries, and iwi offering a range of practical and strategic programmes aimed at strengthening the sector.

Our staff

Our National Services Te Paerangi (NSTP) team includes a core staff of seven experienced and committed people. We’re based both at Te Papa and around the country.

Victoria Esson, Head of National Services Te Paerangi | Pouwhakahaere

Location: Wellington

Victoria has worked in the museum sector for over 20 years. She has extensive experience and networks, particularly within museum education.

Victoria’s work with NSTP focuses on:

  • developing improvement tools for the museum sector
  • developing collaborative programmes that improve museological skills across the museum sector
  • workplace assessment for the New Zealand Certificate of Museum Practice.

Contact Victoria Esson

Email: vesson@tepapa.govt.nz
Phone: 04 381 7293

Migoto Eria, Manager Iwi Development | Pouwhirinaki ā-Iwi

Location: Wellington

Migoto is of Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tuhoe and Ngāti Raukawa iwiiwi tribes. Migoto has been a curator Māori at various museums throughout Aotearoa for more than six years and was previously curator Matauranga Maori here at Te Papa. Her interests extend to promoting te reo Māori and its use, an integral taonga to her mahi.

Migoto’s work with NSTP focuses on:

  • developing and delivering strategic programmes about the care and management of taongataonga treasures], including Te Papa Treaty Settlement cultural redress for iwi
  • strengthening relationships between iwi and museums
  • workplace assessment for the New Zealand Certificate of Museum Practice.

Contact Migoto Eria

Email: migoto.eria@tepapa.govt.nz 
Phone: 04 381 7224

Paora Tibble, Iwi Development Adviser | Kaiwhanake ā-Iwi

Location: Wellington

Paora descends from Ngāti Porou, Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa and Te Whānau-a-Apanui. He has worked as Te Papa's Māori language writer, and has a background in developing, editing and writing Māori language educational resources.

Paora’s work with NSTP focuses on:

  • providing face-to-face support to iwi and museums around New Zealand
  • increasing communication and understanding between iwi and museums
  • facilitating workshops, assisting in projects, presenting, negotiating, and organising.

Contact Paora Tibble

Email: paorat@tepapa.govt.nz
Phone: 029 601 0440

Judith Taylor, Museum Development Adviser | Kaiwhanake Whare Taonga

Location: Tasman

Judith has many years’ experience in all aspects of museum practice, from collections and exhibitions to governance and management. She has a Master’s degree in Museum Studies.

Judith’s work with NSTP focuses on:

  • giving face-to-face support to museums around the South Island
  • providing ongoing support and training, and collaborating with various heritage groups
  • workplace assessment for the New Zealand Certificate of Museum Practice.

Contact Judith Taylor

Email: juditht@tepapa.govt.nz 
Phone: 029 601 0410

Sally August, Museum Development Adviser | Kaiwhanake Whare Taonga

Location: Gisborne

Sally has been working in museums for more than 10 years. She is passionate about the arts and heritage sector, especially the preservation of taongataonga treasures.  Sally has a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Photography and a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies.

Sally’s  work with NSTP focuses on:

  • providing face-to-face support to museums across the North Island
  • providing ongoing support and training, and collaborating with various heritage groups
  • workplace assessment for the New Zealand Certificate of Museum Practice.

Contact Sally August

Email: sally.august@tepapa.govt.nz
Phone: 029 601 0370

Emma Philpott, Content and Resource Adviser | Kaitohutohu Rauemi

Location: Wellington

Emma has a decade's experience providing support for a diverse range of non-profit, charity and cultural sectors both in NZ and the UK. She is particularly interested in championing good practice and innovative solutions in the museum and gallery sector. 

Emma’s work with NSTP focuses on:

  • managing content and communications for the NSTP team
  • museum resource development.

Contact Emma Philpott

Email: emma.philpott@tepapa.govt.nz
Phone: 04 381 7114

Lynne Carmichael, Sector Services Officer | Kaiwhakaratonga Rāngai

Location: Wellington

Lynne has extensive experience working in the museum sector in England, Scotland, and New Zealand. She is interested in the way museums and visitors communicate. Lynne has a Master’s degree in Museum and Heritage Studies.

Lynne’s work with NSTP focuses on:

  • being the first point of contact for your enquiries
  • coordination of museum workshops and  grants
  • coordinating our day-to-day business.

Contact Lynne Carmichael

Email: lynnea@tepapa.govt.nz
Phone: 04 381 7246